I am just baffled by the way that players like De Bruyne, Sterling etc are costing huge amounts of money for the clubs. I personally don't feel that these players are worth this much. Also Juventus demanding 100€ or more for Pogba is just insane, no doubt he is a great midfielder but not worth that sum of money.

So is there any rule in Fifa books that caps the amount of transfer money being paid for a player?

  • I've removed the bits of this question which were asking for people's opinions as that would make the question off-topic here.
    – Philip Kendall
    Commented Sep 20, 2015 at 11:28
  • No there isn't, and no players are not worth the money most of the time. But if Juventus does not want to sell Pogba, they'll just say: he only leaves for €100 millions. Which is just saying, we're not willing to sell, unless you go crazy. Take also contract duration in account, if he's only 1/2 years left on his contract an does not want to sign another, he might be sold under his value (as seen by some).
    – Don_Biglia
    Commented Sep 20, 2015 at 21:31
  • You also have to take into account the increase in revenue for clubs over the years. This has increased the clubs spending capacity as well as the selling clubs capacity to refuse offers which aren't 'big' enough. You may call this some kind of football inflation. The prices will just keep on increasing, but I think clubs only pay what they can practically afford, so while it may sound crazy, its not that big an amount.
    – Gaurav
    Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 5:01
  • @Gaurav What do you think smaller clubs in Scandinavia or Eastern Europe would say abut your "its not that big an amount". I would guess they have an other opinion about. Even the clubs in Germany do (except Bayern Munich)
    – Phab
    Commented Sep 22, 2015 at 5:37
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    Possible duplicate of Is there a limit on a team's spending in one transfer window?
    – gdrt
    Commented Jul 31, 2018 at 6:05

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No, there's no FIFA rule that caps the transfer sum.

... and I'll guess we'll see more insane transfers the next years with the Premier League having this absolute ludicrous TV contract.

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